Workers' compensation. An employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, or otherwise retaliate in the terms or conditions of employment against a worker for the sole reason that the employee seeks workers' compensation benefits (NM Stat. Sec. 52-1-28.2).
Occupational health and safety. The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act (NMOHSA) plainly prohibits discharging an employee for filing a safety complaint, testifying in a proceeding under NMOHSA, or exercising any right afforded by the Act. (NM Stat. Sec. 50-9-25).
Volunteer emergency responders. Employees that are serving as volunteer emergency responders and are absent from work to respond to an emergency or disaster cannot be terminated, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against. The statute does not apply if the employee is absent for more than 10 business days in a calendar year. In addition, the employee must make a reasonable effort to notify his or her employer of the absence. The employer may request written verification from the agency managing the emergency or disaster of the dates and times that the employee served as a volunteer (NM Stat. Sec. 12-10C-3).
Garnishment. An employer may not discharge, discipline, refuse to hire, or otherwise penalize any employee because his or her wages have been garnished for support (NM Stat. Sec. 40-4A-8(D) et seq.).
Jury duty. An employer may not discharge an employee or threaten or otherwise coerce an employee who has ...